Thursday, August 19, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Great Friend


Today is the final day of Verve's New Release Spotlights, which means two things: a) lots more eye candy today, and b) the official release is right around the corner! As in tomorrow (Friday)! Join us HERE in the Verve Forum at 8 pm EST tomorrow for good fun and chitchat. Can't wait!


Today's featured set is called Great Friend. You will *love* the generous size of the largest flowers in this set as well as the smaller sizes for layering! I can't wait to share all of the cards I made with this set, but for today, just one. The Divas are going to share all sorts of different ways to work with these flowers - coloring, layering, distressing, paper piecing, and so on. I stepped way out of character for today's sample and went with a modern, clean, graphic approach:


I know, can you believe? Clean and simple, all the way! I had so much fun stepping out of my layering-embellishing-coloring box, and I love that this can be easily re-created in less than ten minutes!

Now be sure to see all kinds of gorgeousness at my fellow Divas' blogs. Remember to leave comments on each of the blogs for your chance to win Great Friend!


1. Laurie8. Teresa
2. Amy9. Jen T.
3. Michelle10. Tosh
4. Mercy11. Julee
5. Susan12. Jackie
6. Maureen13. Lynda
7. Sankari14. Amber

Thanks so much for visiting!

117 comments:

  1. Very pretty, I love the saying!!!!

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  2. Another great set from Verve. I love the CAS way you share the stamps.

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  3. Haha, I'd probably be trimming the papers more than ten minutes!!
    Simple or layered, your cards are always a perfection!

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  4. Simple, but beautiful card!

    sfread171@hotmail.com

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  5. Gorgeous CAS card, Amy! Love this new set!

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  6. This set is amazing...love the card you've created!

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  7. This is a departure from your normal style, but I like this too!

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  8. Another gorgeous, clean, classy card. Very beautiful Amy.

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  9. As usual you have created a great looking card

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  10. Really pretty. I can't wait to see what else you've done with this set.

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  11. This is so clean and fresh! That green button just pops! Totally love it!

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  12. Oh wow!!!! You did super. Great choice of color!!!

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  13. Simple and beautiful, love it and the new set!

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  14. beautiful card! has a sort of spring feeling

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  15. Beautiful card! I love the button treatment!

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  16. This is beautiful, I may just have to CASE this!

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  17. You rock the clean and simple too!

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  18. Really pretty card. I love the simplicity. tfs.

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  19. So pretty! I love how you did the flowers on the background!

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the simple design, it's very effective.

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  22. It IS clean and simple but still totally you! Love it!!

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  23. beautiful!
    love the colors.
    Sandra

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  24. Wow, what a great card! I love all those flowers! I love that there is a open flower that can be used like this for a background or put on dp for a fun design!

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  25. Fantastic CAS card! Love that flower.Thanks!

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  26. Such a pretty card. I love the big olive button to tie the colors together.

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  27. A striking color combo and a lovely CAS card Amy. Like the layout you selected too.

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  28. Thank you! I am always looking for fast and simple cards. This is a great example.

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  29. Gorgeous card! Your CAS cards are as beautiful as your layered and embellished ones!

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  30. Beautiful set from Verve and you once again did a great job on your simple card.

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  31. Wow what a wonderful card. Gorgeous stamps. Hugs Marja

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  32. Simple but beautiful card. Love the simplicity of it, but it brings beauty with it. The Verve sayings are just great!!!

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  33. Beautiful...who knew clean and simple could be so gorgeous? I love the way you stamped the flowers kind of making your own DP.

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  34. This is the most lovely CAS I've seen! Simple & elegant....love it!

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  35. Gorgeous CAS card. I can't wait to see the complete set.

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  36. I love the clean and simple look to the card. You always do a wonderful job with your cards!

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  37. Amy, this card is beautiful! I simply love your style!

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  38. Love the CAS look! Love the colors too! :)

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous! You need to step out of that box more often!

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  40. Love the card. Very clean and simple.

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  41. Beautiful card. Love the clean look and the colors. Great design.

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  42. oh, clean and simple looks good on you...love the flowers in different colours :) Was it hard to hold off and not add to it? I can only imagine how long it takes to do a card with all you luscious details and styling...I strive to channel you :)

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  43. I love your card! I don't know why I can't do something simple! I always add so much to a card. I'll have to try something like this! Thanks!

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  44. Love that you did a clean and graphic style card! It's beautiful and these flowers totally lend themselves to the style!

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  45. i love love love clean and simple!

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  46. OM Goodness Amy, this is so pretty!

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  47. Love all that white space!! Fabulous card :D

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  48. Amy, this simple card is stunning! I love how you used diferent inks and overlapped. Beautiful!

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  49. This is gorgeous Amy, even your clean and simple is beautiful!

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  50. So simple yet so gorgeous! I love it!

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  51. Fabulous CAS creation, Amy! Love that wonderful flower!!

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  52. Beautiful card Amy! I agree that you've gone outside of your style. It just shows how versatile you can be with your cards.

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  53. ACK! I love the way you think, Amy! This modern look is fantastic! BEAUTIFUL!

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  54. love the flower set! and the black against the colors you chose is gorgeous.

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  55. I am shocked because clean and simple is not your mantra. That being said, this is a beauty!

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  56. This is such a beauty of a card!! I love it!!

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  57. I love this card. I like just the outline of the flowers.

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  58. Beautiful card!! LOVE the colors!!

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  59. The button makes it perfect! Really clean and cute :)

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  60. Love the fall color choices and to make it up so quick and easy with the beautiful stamp - awesome indeed!

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  61. Okay....for sure this is my all time favorite. I love this set. Beautiful job Amy!

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  62. You do complex to clean & simple absolutely beautiful!

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  63. It's a gorgeous CAS (but, I was suprised!!) Love the flowers for the background and only on one section of the card!!

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  64. This is fantastic Amy! What beautiful colors and I just love the CAS layout!

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  65. This is so cas for you! Love it.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  66. Amy, this card is so very different from your usual, but it is beautiful, too. Love the colors!

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  67. I would never have recognized this as one of your cards, Amy, except that it is gorgeous, as is everything you create!

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  68. Enjoyed visiting your blog!

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  69. Oh wow, this is so pretty! I love the outline look and how it goes to only the left side of the card....great job!

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  70. I love your color layering effect! so pretty

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  71. Great card - love how simple and clean you kept it!

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  72. Love your card - love the new sets!

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  73. Wow, this card is great and even though you "stepped out of your box" anything more would have ruined it. So graphic--I love these flowers.

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  74. I love the clean and simple look of your card. The outline of the flowers in various colors is fabulous!

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  75. beautiful card! Love the flowers and the fonts. I think I NEED this one for sure!

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  76. I love clean and simple! Your card is very pretty.

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  77. Amy, my sweet friend.... you really do magic with the VV images!!! All your sneak peek cards are amazing!!! And you do CAS so fabulously too!!! Hugs ~S~

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  78. Oh these colors are so good together and I love all of the white space! Hard to tell that you are out of you rcomfort zone- this is gorgeous!

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  79. Beautifully done! I love the simplicity of it.

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  80. I had to do a double take to see whose blog I was on! lol

    I love your clean and simple take on this set. Those flowers looks so lovely cascading down the card!

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  81. Sweet love just the outline of the flowers in the different colors. Great look

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  82. You fulfilled my usage vision! Yeah! What gloriously simple elegance enhanced via ribbon, scalloped papercraft and variety inks! You go girl!
    mt23stamper

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  83. Very nice card. Love this flower set and all the peeks. TFS

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  84. Love this clean and simple card!

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  85. Beautiful, love the simple but classy card.

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  86. Plain and simple, fresh and fabulous. This card is just my style. Can't wait to see the full set of stamps.

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  87. Ooh - I LOVE how that turned out -- what a creative, elegant, and CAS way to use those flowers.

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  88. This is gorgeous! I love that floral stamped background!! Great card design too!

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  89. Love that this card is so simple to make yet is so lovely.

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  90. Great card! I love the way you placed those flowers.

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  91. SUch a pretty "clean" card. I love the different colored flowers!

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  92. That CAS card is sweet, I love the colours you used!

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  93. this was so not the card i expected to see from you and yet you do this style so well, too :) i love the simple flowers stamped for the background!

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  94. I love this CAS card..... really shows off that verve-y yumminess!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  95. What a cool approach. I like the open line look of the flower on the white.

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  96. Wonderful simplicity with just a few colors.

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  97. Great CAS card, Amy, sometimes these are just as hard as the super embellished ones!

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  98. I like the way you stamped the flower on this card -- I can do that!

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  99. The thought which goes into your cards is evident in the design. Elegant, Stylish, Modern - beautifully done.

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  100. I love it-great design and card.

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  101. Love this stamp set, and what you did with it is gorgeous!

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  102. I can only hope to have these ideas in my head some day. I swear, if it isn't colored, I am totally lost. I need to use this side of my brain, this is just gorjuss!

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  103. Awesome stamps! Thanks for sharing! Love the color combo! Lime green freak here!

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